At Blackmagic Day LA we stopped to talk with Blackmagic US President Dan May about their numerous recent developments, such as the release of the URSA Mini, DaVinci 12 and more.
Perhaps the biggest info we gleaned from Dan May is that the URSA Mini will be going into production this month, along with the URSA Mini 4K. Following them will be the 4.6K sensors for the original URSA upgrade, finally followed by the URSA Mini 4.6K.
Introducing URSA Mini, a lightweight miniaturized URSA featuring an incredible 4.6K Super 35 image sensor with global shutter and a massive 15 stops of dynamic range! The super compact and lightweight design is perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. That means you get a handheld camera with higher resolution and better dynamic range than most Super 35mm film! URSA Mini shoots up to 60 frames per second, has a super bright 5 inch foldout viewfinder, dual RAW and ProRes recorders and more. You can select from four models of URSA Mini with 4.6K or 4K image sensors and either EF or PL lens mounts.
The essential accessory for handheld shooting! If your project calls for a lot of over the shoulder or handheld shooting, you’ll want to add the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder. You get a high resolution 1920 x 1080 color display that lets you get incredibly accurate focus and the screen is so sharp that it’s impossible to see any individual pixels so it’s just like using an optical viewfinder on a traditional film camera. The viewfinder can be adjusted for either left or right eye use. Simply plug it into the power and SDI viewfinder output, then start shooting! The viewfinder features a sensor that turns off the screen when you’re not using it to save power and extend the life of the OLED screen.
Professional non-linear editing with Hollywood’s most powerful color corrector! DaVinci Resolve 12 combines professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system! DaVinci Resolve is completely scalable and resolution independent so it can be used on set, in a small studio or integrated into the largest Hollywood production pipeline! From creative editing and multi camera television production to high end finishing and color correction, only DaVinci Resolve features the creative tools, compatibility, speed and legendary image quality you need to manage your entire workflow, which is why it is the number one solution used on Hollywood feature films.
Blackmagic Design will be attending IBC 2015 showcasing a complete range of products for broadcast, post production and live events including the newly announced Blackmagic URSA Mini, Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, DeckLink 4K Pro, DaVinci Resolve 12, Fusion 8 and more. The Blackmagic Design team will be available to answer your questions, give technical advice and provide ‘hands on’ product demonstrations.
IBC 2015 focuses on the future of creating, managing and delivering electronic media, entertainment technology and content. The event features an international exhibition, with 55,000 professionals from 170 countries. Attendees can trade ideas, share knowledge, debate and innovate with the very companies and leaders shaping the market.